Skip to comments.Netanyahu's son joins IDF - with bodyguard in tow (ILLUSTRATED)
Posted on 07/21/2009 12:34:44 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's oldest son has begun his mandatory three-year military service.
Netanyahu accompanied his son Yair to a military induction center in Jerusalem Tuesday to see him off.
The 18-year-old Yair boarded a bus to another army base where he will be processed. He will then go through three weeks of basic training before joining the military spokesman's office.
Yair will be the army's only private with a personal bodyguard.
Netanyahu himself was an officer in an elite Israeli commando unit. The prime minister has another son, Avner, with his wife Sara and an older daughter, Noa, from a previous marriage.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
N FLIGHT - JULY 14, 1996: In this Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) file photo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara Netanyahu and their sons Avner (L) and Yair (R) watch a movie on board an Israeli Air Force jet as they return to Israel from a state visit to the United States July 14 1996. Netanyahu, who is the leader of the conservative Likud party, has a growing lead in the race to become Israel's next Prime Minister. The politician and former special forces soldier has already served as Israel's Prime Minister, from 1996 to 1999.
Yair (L) and Avner Netanyahu, the sons of Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, applaud during the session swearing-in their father's new coalition government in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, on March 31, 2009 in Jerusalem. Netanyahu announced his new government and outlined its plans to solve the economic crisis and make peace with the Arabs. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu reads from a prayer book as he stands with his sons Yair, right, and Avner at the Western Wall, in Jerusalems Old City. Mr Netanyahu officially assumed the reins of power yesterday. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AP
Bibi lives in a very different world than Barack Ozero. This is just another illustration of his reality.
His uncle, of course, is the legend of the rescue mission at Entebbe.
May he RIP.
Good Job, well done Cinnamon, nice pics
This is the BIBI Ping List.
(here is the main illustration of the different worlds of Bibi and Obama for anyone who missed it: Bibi vs. Obama: Showdown (Illustrated): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2270358/posts)
Love the American spelling of his name, Netanyahui. Some people did not get the joke.
three weeks of basic training???
Is that a missprint?
Then let me be second on the Bibi ping list.
I believe that was BiBi’s brother who was in the Entebbe raid
I think that’s right. He’s serving in the military spokesman’s office.
I was in Tel Aviv during Bibi's last term in the late 90s. It was amazing to be in the hotel when the Israeli army soldiers who protect him would come racing down the hall with him in the middle. It's so exciting. He went to the El David hotel every week for his cabinet meeting. He stopped to talk to me once. An extraordinary man with so much confidence and quiet power.
They look like nice boys. Best wishes to young Yair.
Are you sure, Uncle? Some one told me that was his brother.
Bibi’s brother is (would have been) the *uncle* of the young man in the article.
He was refering to Yair’s uncle.
Yair’s uncle. The article is about Yair, not his Dad.
Oh, alright! :)
OOps, missed that. You are certainly right. Aloha
Thanks Cinnamon Girl
Thank you for that. I passed it along to all my friends and family with this note: This is going to piss some of you off, especially if you are a mindless liberal. Or, you can learn from it. If any of you find one thing that is not the truth in this thread, be sure and let me know. (with some proof)
Awesome. If any of the pictures disappear (which happens) I’ll try to repost the whole thing because I saved it on my computer.
Beautiful pics CG. The one on the plane shows them for the lovely family they are.
They need to come out with a white rifle to match the snow and suit....don’t u think?? Just a thought!
Is that your way of saying my pic was too big? ;)
Good for him props to Bibi son serving his country
his mandatory three-year military service. Netanyahu accompanied his son Yair to a military induction center in Jerusalem Tuesday to see him off... Netanyahu himself was an officer in an elite Israeli commando unit. The prime minister has another son, Avner, with his wife Sara and an older daughter, Noa, from a previous marriage.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his Defence Minister Ehud Barak attend a memorial ceremony for the former's brother, Yoni, at the military cemetery in Mt. Hertzel in Jerusalem on June 28, 2009. Yoni Netanyahu was killed in 1976 during the Antebe operation to free Israeli hostages.
My old alma mater!
FYI - Most of the weapons are Vietnam era cast-offs from the US military.
He just destroys me. I’m now at the point where I can’t watch any of the movies about Entebbe. The Israeli military is astonishing.
We FREEPERs cannot overlook the contributions of Israel to the common defense of the civilized (and especially the democratic world). The barbarians and their Left wing sympathizers, who are forever telling us not to demonize Saddam (may he rest in hell), the mad mullahs in Iran, Kim Jong-Il, and Castro, may complain about Israel doing what it must to protect itself. As for me, I cheer them and only wish their enemies would end their ideology of hate and mass murder.
Yes, of course, the lad’s uncle.
I knew what you meant. I was just showing some examples of Bibi getting emotional, even today, about his brother.
The Netanyahu family responded to talkbacks posted on Israeli Web sites on Tuesday suggesting that Yair Netanyahu, the premier's son who was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday, chose to avoid combat service in favor of a non-combatant task.
Unlike his father, Benjamin, and his fallen uncle, Yoni - who boast illustrious military careers in the famed, elite reconnaissance unit Sayeret Matkal - Yair Netanyahu will fulfill his three years of compulsory military service in the Israel Defense Forces Spokespersons Unit.
The Netanyahu family was affronted at the suggestion that Yair Netanyahu dodged combat service. As such, the prime minister's office took the rare step in issuing a statement, something which it customarily refrains from doing in matters related to the Netanyahu family.
"The parents, brothers, and all of Yair Netanyahu's relatives love him, are proud of him, and wish him success during his service in the Israel Defense Forces," the prime minister's office said in the statement.
Associates of the Netanyahus said on Tuesday that Yair Netanyahu has a health condition that precludes him from serving in combat.
My first thought when I saw he wasn't doing combat was that there was a health condition.
Oh please Bibi family can’t win with stupid Israeli media
The Orthodox Jews don't have to serve.
Wow. Really. Is that new? Or voluntary? When I was there the ex-military guy put in charge of driving us around was really bitter because the Hassedics didn’t have to serve or do anything else they didn’t want to.
There are some who, in lieu of serving in the IDF in some capacity, have religious deferments to study Torah full time. There are also units that divide time between studies and regular combat service.
Got it. Thanks.
Thank you so much. God bless BiBi and his family and keep his son safe....all of them safe.